Will Governor Edwards Be a Coastal Leader?

 

Protect Our Coast

Last week, John Bel Edwards was sworn in as Louisiana’s new governor. We know that being governor in Louisiana is not an easy job - however, our state needs true leadership on restoring our coasts and communities.

Join us in calling on Governor John Bel Edwards to be a coastal leader for Louisiana.

On the campaign trail, Governor Edwards committed to making coastal restoration a “national priority worthy of funding." We appreciate this commitment, however, for too long, Louisiana state leaders have paid lip-service to coastal restoration while approving projects that further degrade our coasts and divert much needed funding.

The crisis facing coastal communities can not be ignored - tell Governor Edwards to protect our coasts and communities.

Louisiana is the state most impacted by the Gulf Dead Zone - an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life, and is a major threat to our $1.9 billion seafood industry. While the majority of the pollution causing the Dead Zone comes from states upriver, Louisiana must be the leader in pushing for a solution. We need our new administration to take decisive, concrete action on the Dead Zone. Tell Governor Edwards to stand up for Louisiana.

As Governor Edwards takes the reins of state government, we urge him to show true leadership on restoring our coast and reducing the Dead Zone. Governor Edwards must ensure that coastal restoration and resilience is a priority. Take action!


Cyn Sarthou is GRN's Executive Director.

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